CEREMONIAL ROOM · Zeremoniensaal
OJIBWE BALLROOM, DAVIES CENTER 330
7 – 8 p.m.
James C. Schmidt | Chancellor
The Women’s Concert Chorale
Frank A. Watkins, conductor
The Women’s Concert Chorale, one of six choral ensembles at UW-Eau Claire — "Wisconsin’s Singing University" — specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for the uniquely beautiful sound of female voices. Sharing in the idea that music learning and ensemble singing can be a tool for future success in any field, WOCO brings together students with many different perspectives.
In addition to excellence in performance, the women of UW-Eau Claire Women's Concert Choral pride themselves on the strong bonds of friendship and sisterhood, which they foster through their study, rehearsal, and performance of meaningful repertoire. WOCO is a force to be reckoned with and embraces the motto "we are one".
The Singing Statesmen
Elizabeth Joosten, conductor
The Singing Statesmen from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is one of the premier university male choruses in the United States. The Singing Statesmen is one of six choral ensembles on the UW-Eau Claire campus recognized as “Wisconsin’s Singing University.” Noted performance opportunities in 2014 include their seventh international concert tour and a performance at the American Choral Directors Association North Central Convention in Des Moines. The Singing Statesmen represent diverse academic disciplines with a common respect and admiration for choral music. The creed that is upheld by the membership is “Once a Statesmen, always a Statesmen!” The Singing Statesmen are proud of their tradition of performing choral music representing repertoire from the Renaissance through the contemporary period.